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How to choose the right small plastic box for your specific needs

When it comes to choosing the right small plastic box for your specific needs, there are several factors to consider. Whether you need it for storage, organization, packaging, or any other purpose, selecting the right box can make a big difference in its usefulness and durability. In this blog, we will discuss some tips for selecting the perfect small plastic box to meet your requirements. Size and Shape – The first thing to consider is

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Small, Clear Hinged Boxes are Perfect for School Arts and Crafts

If your business sells supplies for school arts and crafts projects, then clear plastic boxes are the perfect option across various purposes for your customers. They’re versatile, durable, easy to see inside, and can be customized for their own project! Or the supplies students use for most school arts and crafts are easily organized, protected, and transported within these containers. And at Alpha Rho, we have small plastic boxes catering to school projects for all

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Protect Your Fragile Items in our Rigid Plastic Boxes

Does your business sell delicate, breakable items or do you have fragile components for products, or small items that could easily be lost, that need to be shipped? If your products include items that need protective packaging, our rigid plastic boxes can be the perfect solution for shipping, display, and storage. At Alpha Rho we manufacture a variety of rigid plastic boxes —  compartment, hinged, friction fit,  and custom shapes—which are used extensively in multiple industries, such

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Expert Tips for Decluttering and Staying Organized in Your Home & Office

When life is going fast and you’re busy with a multitude of to-do’s, it’s easy to get disorganized and overrun by clutter. Clutter adds to your stress levels, not to mention the time wasted trying to find an item you need. There are many benefits to being organized. In fact, decluttering can do more for your health than you realize like reducing stress and increasing productivity and focus. So how can you get organized quickly

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How Plastic Boxes are Made at Alpha Rho

Wondering how we make rigid plastic boxes at Alpha Rho? Here’s how the magic happens… It all starts with polystyrene resin. In its natural state, polystyrene resin is a clear and rigid material, and is delivered in pellet form to our factory in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The pellets are filled into a hopper and then fed into the barrel of an injection molding machine. Then the pellets are heated by the barrel’s exterior heater bands, which

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The Effect of the Ukraine War on Resin Prices – How will this Affect your Plastic Box Orders?

Skyrocketing inflation, surging gasoline prices, and the rising cost of goods is not expected to come down anytime soon for Americans. According to Reuters, gas prices are the highest in nearly 17 years, and prices are going up at their fastest rate since the early 1980s. In fact, the CPI climbed to 7.9% in February, and this is the biggest annualized growth in CPI inflation since January 1982. The Ukraine War has caused additional volatility

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Does Buying American Really Make a Difference?

With the pandemic, supply chain issues and more, there has been a renewed interest in buying American-made products. According to a survey by the Reshoring Institute, 69.4% of Americans prefer products that are made in the USA, and people would even be willing to pay 20% more for made in the USA products.  Here are 10 reasons to buy American-made products, with info from articles by KoozieGroupBlog.com and FromtheForest.com: 1. Buying American boosts the economy

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Eight Ideas to Show Your Customers Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the U.S. In fact, in 2021 Americans spent about $22 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts and activities. It’s also a great time to show your customers you appreciate them. Here are 8 ideas to show your customers some love this Valentine’s Day: Surprise your customers with a Valentine’s-themed gift such as a small box of chocolates or conversation hearts, or a flower, when they shop

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New Year’s Resolutions for your Business

With the new year approaching, it’s a good time to think about your resolutions – not just personally, but also for your business. Of course, we business owners all want to increase sales next year, but there are other resolutions you can make that will help improve your business and your profits. Here are a few ideas to consider. Show your customers you value them. Focus on providing excellent customer service at your business as well

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